New PETA Ad Honoring State Vegetable Hits Bellingham Buses

Pro-Vegan Ad Featuring Luscious Onions—and No Meat—Proclaims, 'There Won't Be Blood, but There May Be Tears'

For Immediate Release:
September 6, 2018

Audrey Shircliff 202-483-7382

Bellingham, Wash. – To celebrate the official state vegetable of Washington, PETA has placed “I love onion”–style bus ads in Bellingham—the location of a booming vegan-friendly farmer’s market—showing onions on a cutting board alongside the words “There Won’t Be Blood, but There May Be Tears.”

“With onions and all other varieties of vegetables, no blood needs to be spilled for a meal,” says PETA Director Danielle Katz. “PETA’s ad encourages everyone to protect animals, the environment, and their own health by choosing vegan foods, perhaps starting with onion rings or vegan French onion soup.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that in addition to sparing nearly 200 animals a year a bloody death, going vegan lowers one’s risk of suffering from cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and numerous other ailments, since healthy vegan food is packed with fiber and free of saturated animal fat and cholesterol. In addition, a study by the United Nations concluded that a global switch to vegan eating is vital if we are to combat the worst effects of climate change.

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